Watch your financial gift benefit countless others through enhanced technical education and hands-on learning. Your contribution will allow NCK Technical College to continue maintaining superior technical education and develop new programs to meet changing needs of our world. Your contribution can memorialize someone extraordinary or imprint your own legacy for something very special. NCK Technical College has benefited by the generosity of many who have left a lasting impression.

Financial contributions to NCK Technical College’s Endowment Association may be tax deductible or qualify for additional tax breaks. Please contact your accountant or financial advisor for details 

Honorarium and Memorial Giving

Thank you for considering a memorial gift to North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) Foundation. We greatly appreciate your support. Donors typically make gifts in memory of a deceased family member, friend or co-worker.

Each gift helps NCK Tech Foundation meet our mission of delivering applied, innovative and personalized education to empower learners, enrich lives, develop skilled professionals and strengthen economic systems.

Memorial Gift Designation

Memorial gifts advance to the unrestricted fund of NCK Tech Foundation unless otherwise restricted by a donor. This fund provides flexibility, allowing us to act quickly to address campus needs, take advantage of special opportunities and support the costs related to raising private funds for the college. For information about establishing an endowed or temporary fund, please call 785-623-6167.

Memorial Language Used in an Obituary

Families may ask for memorial gifts through the obituary. The notice in the obituary might read, “In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to North Central Kansas Technical College Foundation, 2205 Wheatland Ave. Hays, KS. 67601.”

Memorial Gift Acknowledgement

When making a memorial gift, please include the name and address of the individual you would like us to notify of your gift. We then send an acknowledgement of your donation to the individual you designate. You will receive acknowledgement of your gift and confirmation that we notified the designated individual of your thoughtfulness.

Again, we thank you for choosing to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one by supporting North Central Kansas Technical College Foundation.

Why North Central Kansas Technical College

North Central Kansas Technical College wants to be your choice for Technical education. We are dedicated to being a leader in workforce development by maximizing value for students, employers and communities through educational excellence.

The Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle was founded to honor those who have made a charitable planned gift to NCK Tech. Donors who have made financial or estate gifts of any size through wills, trusts, and other planned gifts are recognized for their dedication to our mission. If you have already named NCK Tech as a beneficiary of a planned gift, we welcome you as a Legacy Circle member. Often, there are donors who make provisions for the college through planned gifts but wish to remain anonymous. We understand and respect those desires, but we encourage all donors to notify the Foundation of their intentions so that we can more accurately plan for the future.

As a Legacy Circle member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are continuing our tradition while helping to secure the future stability and growth of the college through your generous support.

If you would like more information about how you can become a member of the Legacy Circle with a gift that benefits you, your heirs and NCK Tech, please call 785-738-9060.

Planned Giving-The Thought That Counts

A simple birthday present or graduation gift can add value NCK Tech. Invest the same careful thought and planning into your charitable gifts. NCK Tech is dedicated to hands-on learning in a supportive atmosphere. Planned giving can insure the opportunity for a career in the Technical arts for future generations.

The primary mission of the Foundation is to further education throughout rural Kansas and we want to ensure that the type of gift you choose is the most beneficial for you.

We always welcome an outright gift; cash, securities or other property may be the best choice to meet your philanthropic goals. We also recognize that different people have different financial concerns and an outright gift may not be the best choice. So, we want to let you know about other ways to give that align with your personal values and will support the mission of NCK Tech Foundation.

Take a look around and explore our links, they will help you examine tools you can use to make charitable gifts during your lifetime or through your estate plans. Contact us for further information on how cash, securities, real estate or other personal properties can be given in a variety of ways with different advantages. We will discuss gift examples including how tax laws affect each one-your planned gift could generate a tax savings for you or your heirs!

The Advantages of Planned Giving

  • Providing gift plans that benefit you and your family
  • Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs
  • Having a meaningful impact on the NCK Tech Foundation and our goals and interests, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future
  • Inclusion in our Legacy Circle


Eric Burks
North Central Kansas Technical College